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Membership Cards to the Wolverine Automobile Club and booklet of its by-laws plus certificates of (car) registrations belonging to Julius Sumner. Detroit, 1910-1914.

Booklet is 5.25 x 2.25, stapled wraps, 19 pp; five cards and four registrations, size ranging between 2 x 3.25 to 2.5 x 4.5. Booklet has light wear, soiling and creasing, staples rusty; cards/registrations have light wear, soiling, sunning and creasing and another registration has some paper stuck to its back. The registrations (1910-12 and 1914) are for a Cadillac Motor Co. Demi Tonneau, Fac. No. 33203 with 30 horsepower. All signed by the secretary of state, Fredk. C. Martindale (some might have been done by a device). One registration, printed as 1915, had the "5" crossed out and a "4" written in. The membership cards (1910-1914) have the club logo. According to the by-laws, "The object of this club shall be to promote and maintain an organization of persons owning or interested in the use of self-propelled vehicles. . ." Membership was open to "any white male person over the age of twenty-one years, of good moral character. . . " Julius Sumner, along with his brothers, operated Sumner Co. on Michigan Ave., selling furniture "on time." A total of 10 pieces. Sold as a lot.


Book Id: 97-6231

Price: $250.00

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